Four Tet is killing it! Only 20 minutes in and he's really going for it.

Troubleshooting issues with a project atm, but pizza has been ordered and I'm enjoying Sam Fender playing at Glasto, so having a nice evening in general. Hope everybody else is too!

So what we all doing to start our weekend then? I'm still ill, so I have tea and will get some project work done with the BBC Glastonbury channel on in the background. Wolf Alice about to start!

It would be naive of me to think that I'll avoid such nonsense in my new role, but realistically, I'm still tech support in one way or another. Just please... help me help you!

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User: I have problem

Me: OK, try X, Y, and Z

User: I tried X and it doesn't work

Me: ... what about Y and Z?

User: Y doesn't work

Me: ... and Z?

User: Works now, thanks

Like getting blood from a stone...

I just don't have the attention span to fully complete it at the time. Still, something is better than nothing when your brain is a sieve.

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It's annoying when you come across half-complete documentation, especially when it's documentation you created.

Time for some cheese on toast for breakfast. With Worcestershire sauce ofc...

Good morning and a happy Friday to all! Do me a favor and have a good day, will you? Thanks!

The great thing about this is that I have no professional experience of Linux. What helped get me the job were my personal projects, working towards my LFCS and using Linux as my daily driver at home.

Safe to say it's a little intimidating, and I'm not sure exactly what I'll be doing, but it's a great step in the right direction.

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I got a promotion at work that came through yesterday, which means that I'll be leaving the helpdesk at last. I've been doing a helpdesk / customer service role since I graduated 7 years ago, so I've been wanting a more specialised role for a while now.

Say hello to the new Linux Systems Engineer!

Not well today :(

This is the first time I've been ill for several years. I was starting to think I was invincible! Nope, we're all mortal after all...

Of course, the clouds have now come and it's dropped a few C, but the motto of Leith is "Persevere", so that I will.

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It's only bloody 22C! A scorcher for these parts... Safe to say I'm sat in the park with a beer in hand. Typical me, eh? Cheers!

Does anybody have the Framework laptop? Another half-decing looking option in my price range that not only supports Linux (afaik), but supports the swapping out of hardware.

As I've said recently, I'm in the market for a portable laptop, and was deciding between the new M2 MacBook Air or the Dell XPS 13 (9315).

I've just come across the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7i 14", which looks to be lower in price yet higher in specs. Will it run Linux? Lenovo is meant to be good at that, but who knows.

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Is there really any benefit of a 4k screen on a 13" laptop? I'm thinking no, but I am also thinking that it would be nice to have something higher than HD, maybe 1440p. HD feels like old tech these days...

The new Dell XPS 13 (9315) looks pretty nice... I was eyeing up the MacBook Air M2 also, but the Dell has the benefit of being fully compatible with Linux. I've also never owned an Apple product. Hmm...

OK, I've done some work on infrastructure tonight and all has gone well (for once!). Now time to get my ass handed to me in Elden Ring. I've still no real ideal what I'm doing, but I'm enjoying it.

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